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OCTOBER 11th - 13th, 2017 / durham, north carolina

BLACK WALL STREET: HOMECOMING

An annual networking conference for early-stage entrepreneurs, focused on the intersection of content, connections and culture. Celebrate and learn from diverse, multicultural entrepreneurs, their investors and the community that supports them. Welcome to Black Wall Street.

Entrepreneurs. Investors. Students. Ecosystem Supporters. People who just want to learn (or party). This is for you. Join your peers and people who inspire you for three days of networking and talking deals in Durham. It’s awesome here, you should join us.

1909 - John Merrick, founder of North Carolina Mutual, and his daughters, Geneva, Mabel & Martha.

Tech founders. High-growth business owners. Startup enthusiasts. Industry experts. Community influencers. From marketers to CEOs, that’s who you’ll find at Black Wall Street: Homecoming.

A LEGACY OF ENTREPRENUERSHIP

The historic Black Wall Street is the perfect backdrop for BWS: Homecoming - a place where greatness lived and continues to flourish today. We call it the “solid foundation.” Our organization was created in honor and as an extension of what was built during the heyday of Parrish Street area. The history is here. Join us.

A Celebration of Culture

We do it for the culture. Content and experiences are curated with diverse entrepreneurs in mind. The energy is palpable. The vibe is different. All are welcome -- it’s  an experience you don’t want to miss.

Inspiring and game-changing talks from experts in the industry. Workshops and panels packed with action items you can take home. Networking opportunities to connect with existing contacts and make new ones. Access to investors – ask questions and learn about their investment criteria.

1925 - James E. Shepard, Founder of the National Religious Training School and Chautauqua, now known as North Carolina Central University.

New for 2017: BWS: Bootcamp. Pick-Your-Track Programming. Art & Tech Expo.